PGMA Girl Scouts Bridging Ceremony, Oct 21

PGMA Girl Scouts will have a bridging program and ceremony Sunday, October 21, 3:30 – 5:30PM, at the Fox Hill Community Park bridge. Bridging is an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. It’s a defining moment when a girl becomes aware of her achievements and is ready for new adventures and responsibilities.

There are two components to earn a Girl Scout Bridging Award. For the first step, girls have to “Pass It On” by telling younger girls what it is like to be a Girl Scout at their current level. For example, Brownies would tell Daisies how much fun it is in Brownies and the type of activities they have done in the past year. The second step is to “Look Forward” where girls find out from older Girl Scouts what it is like to be in that level. For example Brownies would listen to what Juniors had done in the past year and find out how much fun it is to be a Junior.

Bridging Girl Scouts: get prepared to share last year’s amazing, fun and challenging experiences as well as what you are looking forward to by writing two letters: one letter to a younger girl and a second letter to an older girl. In the first letter you should write 2-3 things you enjoyed about being a girl scout in the previous year and in the second letter 2-3 things you are looking forward to in the year to come. Younger girls can write a short letter and draw a picture. All letters should be brought to the bridging program in a sealed envelope. Address the outside of the envelope to the level you are leaving and the second envelope to the level to which you are bridging.

Girls bridging to Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes should wear their old vest and bring their new vest to change into at the bridging ceremony. Bridging Girl Scouts will receive the insignia pin for their new level, a bridging certificate, and bridging award inshaAllah. Girls who are unable to attend the bridging, should inform their troop leader and they will receive their pins and etc. at the following troop meeting.

QUICK RECAP
What: PGMA Girl Scouts Bridging Ceremony
Who: All Bridging Girl Scouts
When: Sunday October 21, 2018, 3:30 – 5:30PM
Where: Fox Hill Community Park Bridge
5001 Collington Road, Bowie, MD 20715
(Intersection of 197 and Lerner Place)
Cost: None
Form: Bridging Ceremony Permission Form

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Reminder: Troop Meeting Tomorrow, Friday, Sep 28

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As salaamu alaikum,

The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be tomorrow, Friday, September 28, 2018, 6 – 8PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. Arrivals after 6:15PM are disruptive to troop meetings and strongly discouraged.

IMPORTANT: In order to attend troop meetings, parents must renew their Girl Scout’s registration, and turn in their Girl Scout’s health form and dues ($50/Brownie – Ambassador, $40/Daisy).

BROWNIES

  • Brownies will begin this year with the steps to receive the Girl Scout Way and Fair Play badges. Parents, please help them remember the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
  • For all uniforms, the Brownie crest is the bee and the troop numbers should be 3480.

JUNIORS

  • Juniors will decide what badges, journey and activities they want to do this year.
  • Sis. Jaaserah will meet with Junior parents whose daughters would like to participate in Fall Product Sales.

SENIORS & AMBASSADORS

  • Welcome back to troop. Seniors & Ambassadors will be meeting at America’s Islamic Heritage Museum this Saturday, September 29, to help prepare for Day of Dignity on October 6, 9AM. Anyone needing service hours should let Sis Asma know if you plan to support.
  • Fall Product Sales have started as of September 17. Please turn in forms if you plan to participate.
  • Come to an Ice Cream Social for Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors this Saturday, September 29, 1 – 4PM at St. Matthias – Hughes Center. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

PARENTS

  • Parents should see the Snack Mom during the troop meeting to sign up to bring snacks for upcoming troop meetings inshaAllah.
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